Wiki Loves Earth 2015 – 5 days left before the end of the contest

27 days, 66 822 photos – that’s all about Wiki Loves Earth 2015. Just 5 days are left before the end of the contest and 4 246 photos to break the record of  WLE 2014 and pass the mark of 71 067 photos.

So what do we have for now? There are no changes with  the top-5 countries in the contest. Germany, Pakistan, Ukraine, Brazil and Russia are still the leaders of WLE 2015. For the first time from the beginning of the contest the leader has changed.  Germany has uploaded the biggest number of photos and took the first place in the country race.

Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald, Germany| by Jens Perschke – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Barnacle goose, Germany| by Jürgen Hamann – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Apparently spring has finally come and the activity of contestants in the second half of May increased. WLE 2015 got a lot of pictures of green fields, sunny valleys, flowers and herbs.

Rapeseed in the Torote basin, Spain| by Carlos Delgado – CC-BY-SA-3.0-ES
Wrzelowiec Landscape Park, Poland| by Krajobrazowy – CC-BY-SA-3.0-PL
Valensole, France| by Denis Champollion – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Pakistan is on the second place in the country race. It keeps showing us great pictures of mountains and valleys.

Nanga Parbat, Fairy Meadows, Pakistan| by Rohail Ozair – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Agriculture land of Skardu Valley, Pakistan| by Awais Munawar – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Ukrainian contestants probably are the most active this year. 142 users uploaded 7921 photos for WLE 2015. It’s almost 56 photos per person. Amazing results. Because of them Ukraine is on the third place.

Carpathian National Park, Ukraine| by Khoroshkov – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Tsyupyna beam, Ukraine| by Stanislav Salamanov – CC-BY-SA-4.0

Brazil has the biggest number of contestants of WLE 2015. 1354 users decided to upload photos for the contest. Brazil is in the forth place with breathtaking panoramic shots.

Archipelago Alcatrazes, Brazil| by Marcos Simanovic – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Caparaó National Park, Brazil| by BetoBormann – CC-BY-SA-3.0

Russia with its natural variety is in the fifth place.

Lena Delta, Russia| by Boris Solovyev – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Bolshoi Zelenchuk River, Russia| by Anton Zelenov – CC-BY-SA-4.0
Lapland Biosphere Reserve, Russia| by Oleg Filonok – CC-BY-SA-4.0

Estonia started to upload very interesting and dramatic photos.

Ahja River, Estonia| by Külli Kolina – CC-BY-SA-3.0-EE
Sunrise in Pärnu river, Estonia| by Aiver Oja – CC-BY-SA-3.0-EE
Osmussaar, Estonia| by Aleksandr Abrosimov – CC-BY-SA-3.0-EE

There are countries that uploaded less photos but their images are very competitive and appealing.

Torrelles de Foix, Catalan| by Angela Llop – CC-BY-SA-2.0
Boca do Inferno, Portugal| by BernardoNSousa – CC-BY-SA-3.0
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay| by Florh22 – CC-BY-SA-3.0

We encourage active users of the Internet and passionate photographers to join the contest and share your own vision of natural sites.

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